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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

Theophany Re:This is sort of what Windows 8 should have been (398 comments)

Enterprise customers held with contempt are evaluating third party vendors they never would have considered before. If you force people to use a new interface regardless, than it's an opportunity for your customers to pick what that interface is going to be. Sales of Mac's to the Enterprise have hit record highs, Linux is breaking through where it never did before. People are even toying with Chromebooks.

This seems a tad hysterical. Enterprise users will continue to use W7 for a while yet. It still works, is still supported and is less of a headache to maintain for the tech guys than upgrading everything to work with W8. Businesses aren't clamouring to upgrade all their machinery just because MS has a newer OS.

about a year ago
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Hallowe'en is coming. Trick-or-Treaters who visit ...

Theophany Re:...will vanish tracelessly (437 comments)

"Trick-or-treaters will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."

about 2 years ago
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How Noah Kagan Got Fired From Facebook and Lost $100 Million

Theophany Re:Facebook has products? (236 comments)

Google+ is pretty niche and trust me, not that interesting.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

Theophany Re:Wow. (428 comments)

On the basis that the 4 and 4S came nowhere near 9 million and that it's a well documented phenomenon that the bulk of preorders will hit in the first 48 hours when excitement overrides rational consumerism.

They won't break 9mil. Whatever fruit you want to talk about.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

Theophany Wow. (428 comments)

Not sure why they're bragging about it, they're way behind the Galaxy S3 on this particular metric.

Not a troll, just interesting to see the enormous difference in preorder sales between two companies that are constantly at each others' throats.

about 2 years ago
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Large Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Collapses With a Loss of $5.6 Million

Theophany Re:No sympathy (327 comments)

Holy crap, a Jimmy Buffet fan is even worse in my books...

about 2 years ago
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Large Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Collapses With a Loss of $5.6 Million

Theophany Re:No sympathy (327 comments)

Maybe this is a bit obvious, but if a guy going by the handle pirateat40 is asking to invest my money, I'm a retard for not being justalittlefuckingbit sceptical.

about 2 years ago
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The History of the Floppy Disk

Theophany Re:Read Error (204 comments)

28 floppies if memory serves. Win98 was like comparative nirvana for me; a floppy to boot and a CD to install.

about 2 years ago
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Cats Not Linked To Brain Cancer After All

Theophany Re:No shit? (102 comments)

Wait, you mean I CAN'T haz brain cancer??

about 2 years ago
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Obama Finally Beats Bieber Fever According To Klout

Theophany Re:Statistics (67 comments)

What has Obama got to do with it? I said POTUS is a more influential person than some Disney channel popstar. It doesn't matter who POTUS is. Get back under your bridge, troll.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Finally Beats Bieber Fever According To Klout

Theophany Re:Statistics (67 comments)

Well, in fairness having a millions of tweens hanging on your every word is hardly 'influence' compared to, oh I don't know, being POTUS.

Influence is as much to do with the nature of your 'followers' as the influential person themselves.

more than 2 years ago
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Xbox Durango Dev Kit Sells for $20,000 in Online Auction

Theophany eBay feedback (1 comments)

"Highly recommended A+++++, btw this is Microsoft and we're going to make you disappear for this, you little shit."

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Claims Spintronics Memory Breakthrough

Theophany Re:etch a sketch? (77 comments)

This is a troll, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS?

Theophany Re:begone rational thought (268 comments)

This is primary school IT right here... Crap as those lessons where, they did teach us tape drives had limited uses.

This ain't one of them.

more than 2 years ago
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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

Theophany Re:Benefits of free services (222 comments)

Unless you have your backup email address set as an iCloud address somebody already got access to...

more than 2 years ago
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MARCH Presents: Apple I Reproduction In Action At HOPE 9

Theophany Re:So why not old computers? (80 comments)

Mercedes were way ahead of the curve, they were making OHC engines back in the 50s :)

more than 2 years ago
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MARCH Presents: Apple I Reproduction In Action At HOPE 9

Theophany Re:So why not old computers? (80 comments)

True that. Nothing more stylish than waiting for your C64 to spool the tape...

more than 2 years ago
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MARCH Presents: Apple I Reproduction In Action At HOPE 9

Theophany Re:So why not old computers? (80 comments)

Even with each machine's contemporary software, old stuff is still slower. Windows 98 is contemporary for my 1Ghz P3, Windows 7 is for my 3.3Ghz i5. It's not just clockspeeds at the CPU either - faster buses, solid state drives, better code, more hardware optimisations in the software.

There is always the nostalgia case, but in terms of practicality, usability and user sanity, most of it is just old hat. Frankly speaking, I'd apply the same logic to most classic cars and audio equipment too. If I have a component break on me, I can source a replacement within a day for a reasonable price. If the cam shaft on a 1963 Mercedes breaks, you're shit outta luck - and that isn't practical.

more than 2 years ago

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